Perfect base in Tuscany for getting around but also having a home base that has shopping, culture and food! We were there right before the Palio meaning we got to see much of the pomp without the enormous crowds and inflated prices. Stay for a few days, relax, and enjoy this delightful hilltop town.
Cities near Siena
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If you want to enjoy your stay in south of Tuscany, even in Cortona, the distance to Castiglione del Lago is 10 km from La Mucchia casa vacanze, our villa next to Cortona, you can rent a bike at Valentino-Bike s to rent at euro 10/day, next to the lake and make a trip around the lake, there are good ...
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Hiking through olive groves, poking around a castle, peeping at a ruined monastery, and dipping your lower limbs (or whole body) in the lake are some ways to enjoy this little island. An eco-preserve, you can also rent a bike to tool around on, or stop and eat some amazing local food (fish like luccio and persico from the lake) ...
- 47Italy3 reviews
I adore this old world spa town in spring time...sweet, tranquil, and taking the waters at the Terme Tettuccio is divine.
- 48Italy3 reviews
If you're interested in having an appendectomy, this is a terrific place to do it. Spontaneously had mine in 2009 at the hospital in this little town. Great medical care and 4 days in the hospital plus surgery only runs $5K. Ideal if you speak Italian as very few of the doctors and staff speak English. As far as the ...
- 49Italy4 reviews
A day-trip from Florence, here you can visit a tiny home, said to either be, or be very like Leonardo's birthplace, and you can also visit the very interesting museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. I loved the ambience here, olive groves, rolling hills, sort of like the background landscape in so many of Leonardo's paintings.
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Home to one of the best beaches in Tuscany, this cute medieval town overlooks the sea. Its long expanse of sand is consistently awarded the "Blue Flag" which Italy gives to beaches that are clean and have good services. It's a great place to spend summer holidays, though July and August get crowded and pricey.
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Tucked away among the rolling Tuscan landscape south of Siena in the heart of the Val d’Orcia is what I consider to be one of the most beautiful Medieval Villages of all Tuscany. Largely overlooked by tourists, which is a good thing, Monticchiello has managed to retain both its physical and cultural history. Perched high on a hill overlooking the ...
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Cute little hillside town with nice views of Montepulciano. La Chiasu makes for a nice base for exploration and has a great restaurant.
- 57Italy3 reviews
A deep expanse of sandy beach that's good for beach games like soccer and volleyball, but the sand is less fine than that at Castiglione della Pescaia, and it is often quite windy here. If you are bringing your own beach umbrella you'll want to weigh it down!
- 60Italy3 reviews
Lovely lake-side town in the north of Umbria. Perfect for strolling with a gelato in the summer.